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Sarcophagus inlays

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa
510–487 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid II, entrance

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 1.9 x 2.7 x 0.3 cm (3/4 x 1 1/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-12

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Twenty-four inlays and fragments from the sarcophagus of Amaniastabarqa.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 2 (Amaniastabarqa), entrance. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition